For Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys – New Criminal Law Legislation

Resources for LawyersResources and experts in the field of criminal defense can be invaluable in the effective representation of your client. Very often, successful arguments and supporting testimony considered routine by practitioners in one locale may be unheard of or untested in another. Borrowing strategy from your distant brethren may turn out to be the very break needed in your own case.

Our office is determined to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to new criminal law legislation and developing case law. We maintain an extensive criminal law resource library which is kept current through the use of legal treatises, periodicals, case reporters, legislative session updates and various literature from experts in the field. Our membership in the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers likewise provides us with the opportunity to confer and consult with our collegues in this specialized area of the law.

We often receive calls and e-mail from other attorneys asking for direction in resolving criminal defense related issues. In addition to handling such inquiries and in the further spirit of cooperation, we have provided our yearly review of new criminal laws passed by the Florida Legislature on this page.

Lawyers seeking assistance on DUI related matters should visit our extensive website page: For DUI Defense Attorneys Only.


 

Russo & Russo Criminal Law Legislative Update

The Legislature is Composed of two Chambers: a House of Representatives and a Senate. The House has 120 Members and the Senate has 40. For a bill to become a law, it must be approved by both houses in identical form.The Legislature is Composed of two Chambers: a House of Representatives and a Senate. The House has 120 Members and the Senate has 40. For a bill to become a law, it must be approved by both houses in identical form.Our office reviews and summarizes new legislation for easy reference. Each year, during the sixty-day legislative session, several hundred Session Laws are enacted. These Session Laws take effect on the date indicated in the Session Law (or if no date is indicated, on July 1st of the same year). The Florida Statutes are updated with the changes or additions made by the Session Laws and are completely reprinted with those updates every year. Unfortunately, this legislation is often lengthy, cubersome, and complex. In addition, criminal law legislation typically makes changes or additions to numerous stuatutes within a single bill or topic. Because Florida’s method of preserving legislative history can be quite confusing, this concise guide to the 2010 legislative session is an invaluable tool for staying current and for researching modifications in already existing areas of the law.

Russo & Russo Criminal Law Legislative Update – 2013

Russo & Russo Criminal Law Legislative Update – 2012

Russo & Russo Criminal Law Legislative Update – 2011

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